Michael Jackson’s father not in will

Joe Jackson June 29, 2009Joe Jackson is reportedly not included in his son Michael Jackson’s will, according to The Wall Street Journal. The will is currently in the possession of Jackson’s lawyer, and will be turned over to Los Angeles Superior Court later this week. It’s believed the document splits Michael’s estate between his mother Katherine and his three children. One or more charities are included in the will as well, but there is no mention of Michael’s father Joe. In a 1993 interview with Oprah Winfrey, Michael told her he’d been emotionally and physically abused by his father during his childhood. Speaking to the BBC in 2003, Joe denied ever beating him, saying : “I whipped him with a switch and a belt. I never beat him. You beat someone with a stick.”

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  1. jo • June 30, 2009 @ 12:32 PM

    I whipped him with a switch and a belt. I never beat him. You beat someone with a stick.


    I think this was MJ’s way of saying F U to him

  2. Stacey • June 30, 2009 @ 1:07 PM

    I whipped him with a switch and a belt. I never beat him. You beat someone with a stick.

    Pfft. Like there’s a difference. Semantics. What an idiot.

  3. Sandie • June 30, 2009 @ 1:53 PM

    Seems Mr. Joe Jackson has not come to terms with his poor parenting skills regarding his son. If Mr. Joe Jackson is not in Michaels will it suggests to me that childhood issues were not resolved. How could they be with that type of statement from Michaels father. Michael Jackson had his share of trials in life, as a child and an adult. I am sad for Michaels children, who have suffered the loss of a parent and will live with the stigma of accusations alleged regarding their father. Yet they will have the legacy of a talented man.

  4. Jo-Anne • June 30, 2009 @ 3:36 PM

    very well said, Sandie…such a shame children suffer in countless ways, sometimes their entire lives as a result of poor parenting skills…

    hopefully MJ’s kids will come through this with light at the end of their tunnel…

  5. mandee • June 30, 2009 @ 5:02 PM

    very nicely done sandie. i agree whole heartedly with you and joanne. im glad he left this man nothing, he doesnt deserve anything. he doesnt even care that his kid is dead for heavens sake !

  6. Kim • June 30, 2009 @ 7:10 PM

    Michael was only a meal ticket for him. And it looks like Michael earned quite a lot for him, I’m sure he has a nice house, etc. And still he never showed his boy respect, only the back of his hand.

  7. tributegirl • July 1, 2009 @ 10:55 AM

    jo, totally agreed, I think it was a big
    “F U” to his father, and his father totally deserves it.

  8. Nancy • July 1, 2009 @ 1:16 PM

    Yes, totally deserves a big “F U”.

  9. Lammer • July 1, 2009 @ 1:21 PM

    Considering Joe Jackson abused MJ through his formative years and more than likely was the result of why Michael had mental issues and insecurities, I’m not surprised. Further, with the recent episode of Joe Jackson shamelessly plugging his record label on the BET red carpet 3 days after his son passed – disgusting behaviour. I think I’m mourning more than him! Good for MJ by not leaving him anything in his will..his way of telling his father to BEAT IT. RIP MJ.

  10. Nancy • July 1, 2009 @ 1:34 PM

    But I’m wondering WHY he would will his children to live with this abuser?

  11. Nancy • July 1, 2009 @ 1:36 PM

    Because his mother, whom he willed the children to and who has temporary custody right now, stayed and stayed and stayed and allowed this man to abuse Michael and his siblings mentally and physically….she didn’t get out like some mothers do.

  12. tributegirl • July 1, 2009 @ 2:22 PM

    He willed his children to his mother? I thought she just won temporary custody?

  13. Nancy • July 1, 2009 @ 6:12 PM

    It’s all just gossip right now. I’ve heard 2 different stories SO FAR. The first one said he willed them to his mother and the second said he hoped if anything happened to him that Janet would raise them…the only thing the same in both stories was that the will hadn’t even been read yet, LOL.

  14. Nancy • July 1, 2009 @ 6:13 PM

    Oh, and happy Canada Day! 😀

  15. tributegirl • July 1, 2009 @ 7:09 PM

    Happy Canada Day! 😀

  16. lily • July 1, 2009 @ 7:13 PM

    I don’t get how any judge would put young children in that house after Joe’s comments re. the switch and belt, never mind the years of verbal abuse toward his kids (and probably his wife…that kind of man is all about power).
    Happy Canada Day everyone!

  17. Jo-Anne • July 2, 2009 @ 11:04 AM

    agree, lily…

  18. Carol • July 2, 2009 @ 9:46 PM

    I heard his mother is guardian based on his will and Diana Ross is second in line. I have been thinking about this, and even though I think, and I’m sure a lot of you will agree, that his mom is not the best choice…but who is? With her, then they’ll be around Michael’s father, and she couldn’t defend her own kids with respect to their father. But at the same time, this was his sense of “normal”. He probably saw his family a lot different than we did. The abused doesn’t always recognize the degree of the abuse, and maybe to him his mother was a “safe haven”. I don’t think so, but that’s all I can think of.

  19. lily • July 3, 2009 @ 6:38 AM

    Your comment is really well thought out, Carol. I think it shows how MJ probably made his decision. I’m still wondering how that judge made his…

  20. dave • July 3, 2009 @ 9:07 AM

    “I shoot my kids with a ’38…you kill them with a ’44…theres a difference!!”

    LMAO This ENTIRE family is completely f**ked up!!

  21. gypsy • July 3, 2009 @ 11:00 AM


  22. lily • July 3, 2009 @ 11:58 AM

    True, gypsy, but dave is dead right (and deadly accurate with his twist on Joe’s creepy whipping/beating comparison).

  23. Stephie • July 4, 2009 @ 12:38 PM

    This is a terrible man, all Michaels problems were his fault.

  24. patricia chambers • July 7, 2009 @ 9:15 PM

    I think that young people just donot understand how it was 50 or 60 year ago. It is sad but that’s how black people raise their childrens in those days. They were strict and harsh, not to said it was right, but that how it were.But we believed in discpline. And his father did too. Even now i have a brother who is 83 and he thinks his children who is grown still should be discpline. Maybe Joe Jackson went to far when his children were young. but some of it was good, it made Michael Jackson a perfectionst and a great proformer. they made it and I sure he has calm down now.

  25. patricia • July 7, 2009 @ 9:44 PM

    And MJ has to take some responbility for his own action. They should have talk things out. I sure his father was supporting him with some kind of love through out the later years.they could have worked this out with with professional help. Joe Jackson was and is areal man father. He stayed with his family, raise them. He is not perfect and did some things wrong but no one on this earth can take that away.

  26. Nancy • July 8, 2009 @ 2:30 PM

    Well said, Patricia. Good or bad, whatever happened made Michael Jackson the person he was.

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